What does STEM look like for kindergarten age kids? Well, it’s simply a lot of exploring, testing, observing, and most importantly… doing! STEM for kindergarten is about taking simple science experiments and exploring them farther so that kids are drawing their own conclusions. These fun and easy STEM activities for kindergarten are sure to excite and engage young kids!
AWESOME STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KINDERGARTEN
WHAT IS STEM IN KINDERGARTEN?
STEM for kindergarten is an introduction to the wonderful world around them. Kids of this age are understanding more, beginning with literacy and numeracy, and exploring why things do what they do. Kids will often have questions and are thinking a bit more outside the box. They want to test out their ideas, plan new ideas, and figure out why their ideas worked or didn’t work. That is the process of STEM learning!
What is STEM? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.
STEM is important in kindergarten because STEM is everywhere! Just look around. From the buildings you see in town, the bridges that connect places, the computers we use, the software programs that go with them, and to the air we breathe, STEM is what makes it all possible! We need kids to know STEM, to feel comfortable with STEM, and to practice STEM everyday.
STEM sounds expensive, but it really isn’t. Check out how you can set up easy STEM project ideas at home or in the classroom below with a small budget. STEM should be accessible to everyone!
Kids are naturally curious and once you have piqued their curiosity, you have also turned on their observation skills, critical thinking skills, and experimenting skills. They naturally want to know more, go one step further, and explore something that’s new to them.
Our kindergarten STEM activities do just that! They offer room for play and exploration without tonnes of adult-led directions. Kids will naturally start to pick up on the simple science concepts presented just through having a fun conversation about it with you!
KINDERGARTEN STEM PROJECT IDEAS
Looking for fun STEM projects for kindergarten to fit in with a theme or holiday? Our STEM activities can be easily changed up by using different materials and colors to fit a season or holiday.
Check out our STEM projects for all the major holidays/ seasons below.
- Valentines Day STEM Projects
- St Patricks Day STEM
- Earth Day Activities
- Spring STEM Activities
- Easter STEM Activities
- Summer STEM
- Fall STEM Projects
- Halloween STEM Activities
- Thanksgiving STEM Projects
- Christmas STEM Activities
- Winter STEM Activities
THE BEST STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KINDERGARTEN
Simple science activities and experiments are some of our very first explorations! We have so many favorites to share.
STEM is inspired by the world around us. Have you ever noticed all of the unique buildings, bridges, and structures that make up our communities? There are so many unique ways to build structures with STEM.
KINDERGARTEN STEM… TRY TINKERING
Tinkering is a great way to get kids interested in engineering and inventing. Have kids draw and design plans for a new invention. Ask questions! What works well? What doesn’t work well? What could be different? What could you change?
A simple tinkering station we like to use includes:
- pipe cleaners
- colored tape
- popsicle sticks
- rubber bands
- recycled items
Also check out our dollar store engineering kit for kids!
THEME SCIENCE KITS
We also like to make holiday and seasonally themed tinker trays. Check out:
- Winter Tinker Basket
- Valentines Tinker Tray
- St Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Trap Kits
- Easter Tinker Basket
- Slime Kit
AWESOME STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KINDERGARTEN!
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